Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Smiley Sociology Study #4 - Animal and Creature Characters

My rhyming superhero, Dr. Seuss, invented animal and creature characters,
to express serious messages through more humorous parameters.
I don't know much about what various animals symbolize,
so I thought, perhaps on your knowledge I could capitalize.
This month I'd like to read posts on what animal(s) or creature,
you believe represents you or a someone you chose to feature.

Are you as brave as a lion or stubborn as an ox?
Perhaps you're mean as a python or sly as a fox?
Maybe you know a group that acts like a gaggle of geese?
Or is there a herd of cattle mentality you'd like to tease?
Rhyming or not, all writers are welcome to link in.
Just follow the writing theme and let the fun begin!

© Rachel Hoyt 2011

Non rhyming directions for Smiley Sociology participants:

(1) Create a new post or link to a post already on your blog which fits the theme described above. All blog types are welcome - writers, photographers, artists, crafts people.  Please link directly to the post, not to your home page.

(2) mention and link back to the Smiley Sociology Study within your post

(3) copy the link for that post 

(4) paste link into Mister Linky below

(5) leave a comment here to let me know you've posted a link

(6) read links left by others and tell them (nicely) what you think

(7) enjoy your increase in traffic 

I will keep Mr. Linky open until midnight on Thursday, March 31st. Until then... keep sending me your links! Don't forget to visit the other blogs.  Reading, commenting and promoting others' work is good blogging karma.  If you made it this far... thanks for reading!!

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  1. Oh, I gonna have to find a way to get in on this one.

  2. Nice thought!.Let me see what I can contribute.

  3. Hmm, what on earth could it be?
    What kind of animal acts like me?

  4. @Bryan - Yeah! I look forward to seeing what twist you take on the subject. :)

    @Iwrite4u - You always write such beautiful things! I can't wait to see what poetry (from you) my idea brings. :)

    @Tricia - Yes, you're probably one of the creatures. I'm sure there's something you could invent to match your features. :)

  5. Let's see, what animal resembles a stickman...

  6. Rachel, what a great idea? How creative you are!
    This would take some thought because in reading, nothing came to mind. What animal am I like? What animal is like me? Thought provoking for sure:)

  7. I seem to have added my home page with my link on the first try and don't know if I got it right the second time either, sorrrry. If you can delete one that would be great!

    This was so much fun!!

  8. This was fun! Thanks for organizing it! From one turtle fan to another!

  9. @Doug - I am still trying to remember what animal resembles a stick man, but I know I've seen one. It literally looked like a little stick.

    @Mary - Well, perhaps your animal counterpart will pop in your head sometime this month. :)

    @Wanda - I loved your post! Wish I was stretched out like that kitty right now. Aaaaaahhhh...

    @Lolamouse - A turtle poem!!!! So cute! You can definitely see the animal to person comparison.

    Thanks for being my first two participnts ladies!!! :o)

  10. Hello Rachel
    I've added my poem for you now!

  11. Hi, Rachel. I linked to a post of mine from last year. In that case, I wanted to be more like my cat. Interestingly enough, we were in the midst of a world tragedy as we are now. Thanks for your challenges, they are fun! And please feel free to add a link to them on my 1 + 1 page. I want to have links there to writing prompts.

  12. Left a link.

    (The captcha word is "zoograc" I'm starting to think these things aren't as random as they seem.)

  13. I am LOVING all these posts! Is there anyone who doesn't want to be a cat? I'm pretty jealous of my kitty most of the time.

    Brian has a little different interpretation of his catlike desires. LOL. Good stuff. :)

    If anyone else is reading this I do hope you'll join in! There's still plenty of time... :)

  14. Atypical Scott - I loved your post! I read it, laughed, left you a comment... then felt inspired by the sloth... so I went back to sleep for a few hours! :)


Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...